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Close, Distant, Personal, Historical: The Elements of Reading Romanticism

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 1:17pm
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 4, 2019

Over the last decade, there has been an eruption of scholarly interest in the practices, methodologies, and techne of reading. Best and Marcus’s surface reading—which has influenced a broad sweep of New Formalist criticism—emerged alongside distant reading, one of the major interpretive paradigms of the digital humanities. The development of these twenty-first-century movements has been matched by renewed interest in twentieth-century formalisms, including the history of the New Criticism and the proto-neuroscientific approaches to reading taken by critics such as I.A. Richards.

A Feast of Blood: the Vampire in the Nineteenth Century

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:34am
Brooke Cameron
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

A Feast of Blood: the Vampire in the Nineteenth Century


We invite essay proposals on the vampire figure in the long nineteenth century.  Our edited collection will look at the vampire figure’s rise in popularity throughout the period and across a range of literary texts. 


Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment – UK and Ireland Biennial Conference, 2019

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:23am
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment – UK and Ireland
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

Co-emergenceCo-creationCo-existence 4th to 6th September 2019, University of PlymouthConfirmed Plenary Speakers


  • Greg Garrard (University of British Columbia)
  • David Higgins (University of Leeds)
  • Adeline Johns-Putra (University of Surrey)
  • Harriet Tarlo (Sheffield Hallam University)


It matters what matters we use to think other matters with; it matters what stories we tell to tell other stories with; it matters what knots knot knots, what thoughts think thoughts, what ties tie ties. It matters what stories make worlds, what worlds make stories. (Donna Haraway, Staying with the Trouble)

CFP: Neo-Victorian Madness

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 11:41am
Sarah E. Maier University of New Brunswick, Canada
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Call for Papers: 


Neo-Victorian Madness 



DEADLINE APPROACHING: INCS 2019: Monuments and Memory: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 9:00pm
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 17, 2018

Ongoing public debate over politically charged public monuments reminds us how much is at stake in the shaping of cultural memory, whether through durable physical structures, portable or reproducible aesthetic works, or discursive representations. How were monumentality and the preservation of the past conceived in the nineteenth century? How might we reconceive our own ways of remembering the nineteenth century? We invite proposals for papers and panels that explore monuments in the broadest sense of the word—those from as well as those about the nineteenth century. We also welcome papers that consider the concepts of monumentality and/or memory as they pertain to humanistic disciplines and engage with nineteenth-century studies.

Towards Extinction, To Ward Off Extinction [deadline for submissions: Feb. 1st]

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 12:10pm
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

Towards Extinction, To Ward Off Extinction

7-9 November 2019, University of Lille (FRANCE)

Convened by: Thomas Dutoit (CECILLE), Sarah Jonckheere (CECILLE/IdA), and Laura Lainväe (EMMA) 

Keynote speakers:

Sarah Wood, co-editor and advisory board of OLR and Angelaki (UK)

Jesse Oak Taylor, University of Washington (USA)

Ursula K. Heise, UCLA (USA)


'Breaking Bounds' Postgraduate Conference

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 1:59pm
The Centre for Studies in Literature, University of Portsmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019


Date: Saturday, May 11th, 2019 (9:00- 18:00)

Location: University of Portsmouth  

Organisers: Beatrice Ashton-Lelliott; Lucie Cook; Debbie Parker Kinch; Rachel Rawlings and Sara Zadrozny

First keynote speaker: Professor Gail Marshall,  University of Reading

Second keynote speaker: Professor June Purvis,  University of Portsmouth 

 “We shall and must break bounds at intervals, despite the terrible revenge that awaits our return.”   - Charlotte Brontë, Villette (1853).

CFP: Fraud and Forgery - Special issue of Victorian Review

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:02am
Jakob Gaardbo Nielsen / Aarhus University, Denmark
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Call for papers

Special issue: Fraud and Forgery 

Submission date: 15 January 2019

Victorian Review invites submissions for a special issue devoted to the topic of fraud and forgery in the long nineteenth century (1789-1914).This issue will consider representations of fraud and forgery in British literature and culture, ranging from thematic representations of these subjects in literature, their pervasiveness in economic cultures and discourses, to their entanglement with the processes of literary, artistic and cultural production.

Call for Book Chapters: Women and Belles Lettres in the Nineteenth Century (Extended Deadline)

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:48pm
Harvard University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Many novelists in various national literatures touched upon the theme of an emancipated woman in the long nineteenth century. Imagination, as it is believed, has no borders and is dialogical in its nature.  Different voices of great emancipationist writers merged into one influential symphony liberating and awakening consciousness of slaves—males and females. If writers did not support directly or sympathized with the image of an emancipated woman, they did reflect on her place in society and her belonging. World literature allows us to take a closer look at the imagined and real women's lives, at their biographies and reminiscent writing.

Mystery/Detective Fiction Area, SWPACA

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 9:54am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Call for Papers

Mystery/Detective Fiction Area

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)


40th Annual Conference, February 20-23, 2019

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2018 (extended from November 1)